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Recent County Clare reviews

  • perfect beach cottage

    "My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Cozy Beach Cottage (aka: Clancy cottage) this past week. It was everything we expected: in a small town, clean and quaint with all necessary amenities and lots of nearby nature walks. We enjoyed three days and nights: walking down to the pub for a pint and fresh fish and chips, sleeping in and making breakfast at our leisure (fresh brown bread and eggs from the local convenient store--we even added the blackberries--freshly picked by us!--to our morning plates), and in the evening we cozied in the rocking chairs by warmth of the cast iron stove/fireplace and read our books or some of the Irish history papers left by previous guests while sipping tea. The town of Doolin is only about a 20/minute drive south, and is worth the drive for the traditional/ nontraditiinal Irish music. You will find a comfortable place to rest and unwind in this cozy cottage. Make sure, however, you bring enough cash...the pub doesn't accept credit cards and you don't want to miss out on their good Guinness (4 euros/pint) and the nearest ATM is about a 30 minute drive... The convenient store will take cards...but there is a minimum purchase. The cottage is right off the main road--but it is a small 'main' road that is infrequently traveled by cars. We mostly traveled by foot. The location really is perfect for a simple retreat/get away from busy life. We left feeling refreshed and hopeful that we will be able to return soon."
    Guest: Crystal R. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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  • Picturesque and quaint

    "We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay in Ballyvaughan! We fell in love with everything about this quaint, little village, including the cottage. It was the best home base and centrally located which allowed us to have incredible day trips with a comforting home to return to at the end of each day. The cottage had everything we needed...with even more than we could have imagined. We were so lucky to have spent a week in Ireland at a time where they had the best weather. Sitting in the yard, facing Galway Bay with a glass of wine, watching the sunset, the antics of gulls, swallows, terns and our small "herd" of donkeys brought a peaceful closing to each day. Each morning brought us a spectacular sunrise over the bay. We definitely would like to return and highly recommend this experience to everyone. Highly recommend An Fulacht Fia as an exceptional dining experience, a bike ride on the Aron Islands, a guided tour of the Burren's by Shane Connelly, a night of trad session at The Greene's with Sean Tyrrell, a view of the Cliff's of Moher, Aillwee Cave and the Birds of Prey.....just a few of the highlights. Take a day to drive along the Wild Atlantic Way and be prepared to stop in many charming villages and pubs as well as shops that carry authentic local wool sweaters, scarves, throws, socks and many food items. Of course, the requisite Irish Coffee and beer is a must!"
    Guest: Pat Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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  • Outstanding

    "We had a party of 9 adults and Lisheen House was perfect. Ideally located in the Burren national park, with gourmet pub and art gallery an easy walk away, the house is beautifully furnished and ultra comfortable for all times of year. Mary and Shamus are warm and hospitable and there to help whenever needed. Lisheen is a very beautiful holiday destination."
    Guest: MS Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 2014
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  • Relaxing, roomy, comfortable home.

    "Our family including our six teenagers enjoyed this home immensely! Just a quick walk to the beach, shops and restaurants. The owner was very helpful in answering questions and dropping off extra towels for us. The large yard was very relaxing. We enjoyed two sunny beach days. A local told us to visit the Cliffs of Moher by parking in a farmers field and walking the back way! We obtained directions at the Rock Shop and paid a nominal fee for parking and enjoyed a much less crowded hike along the cliffs. This location is very family friendly and I highly recommend it."
    Guest: Lynda Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 24, 2014
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County Clare Travel Tips

Clare Vacation Rentals of the West Coast

Dreaming of Ireland, you might be picturing tall cliffs, moors, and grassland that run for miles. There is a natural beauty that makes up Ireland, and more specifically County Clare. County Clare is a large section of Ireland on the western coast, almost opposite Dublin’s eastern location. With such an expanse of country to see, you will want to have Clare vacation rentals near the sites you wish to visit. At VRBO, you can find Clare accommodations in the form of house rentals or Clare cottages. There is something for every taste, from the simple to luxurious, all with fully equipped kitchens. Once you have found the perfect rental, your anticipation for seeing Irish Dance, listening to the local music, and visiting the colorful shops will be hard to contain.

A Clare Accommodation Near the Rivers of County Clare

Knowing when to visit your Clare accommodation is imperative so that you can enjoy all the entertainment and attractions the area has to offer. Being located on the west coast means you have the sea as well as other beautiful landscapes to enjoy. The Atlantic Ocean may be a little cold and located several feet below the green cliffs of the region, but it is beautiful nonetheless. It is possible to see sea birds and other wildlife along the cliffs. Also in Country Clare is the River Shannon to the southeast which is Ireland’s longest river. One very unique section in Clare is the Burren running along the karst region with magnificent flower displays and interesting fauna. To see the beauty of Clare, you must travel during the summer months of July and August. This is also when the rainfall begins to increase, though October and November often have more rainfall. The weather is warmer for those long walks you might wish to take.

Points of Interest by Clare Cottages

Traveling to Ireland will require that you see some of the more important locations in County Clare. Some of the Clare Cottages will be located an hour from the Cliffs of Moher out in the wilds of Ireland. However, as long as you have a car, you can see the Cliffs, Doolin, Ballyea Waterfall, Spanish Point, and Scattery Island. Each one of these places of interest are a must-see for any trip into the county. Doolin, for example, is a coastal village which borders the spa town of Lisdoonvarna. It is considered the center for traditional Irish music. Doonagore Castle and Ballinalacken Castle are also within driving distance of Doolin. If you visit Ireland, you will want to take in at least one castle as they date back to the Iron Age.

Pubs and Music of Clare

County Clare has a long history with traditional music. The county has been and is home to many bands like Kilfenora Ceili Band, Sharon Shannon, and Eoin O’Neill. With such traditions, it may be hard for you to use the kitchen at Clare vacation rentals because you will want to experience true Ireland. Most of the pubs will provide live music each night, and more specifically during the weekends. With a good lager and great music, it is impossible not to want to be part of the magic of Ireland and County Clare. If possible, Berrylodge Restaurant or Walsh’s Traditional Pub are two places you need to visit. Fresh seafood and Irish fare will be on the menus there.

Examining the Earlier Civilizations in Clare

Archeologists have found a great deal of history belongs to the shores of Clare. The earliest known civilization was from the Neolithic age, though its name is unknown. These people left remnants behind such as the ancient Dolmen and single-chamber megalithic tombs. Like Stonehenge, the tombs are usually upright stones, similar to those at the Burren region. You may even be able to hear whispers of the ancient language, Gaelic. You can imagine that the past is speaking to you at these magical sites.

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